Joining Barb in 52 weeks of daily life in pictures: trials and celebrations,
the extraordinary and mundane --

whatever is unique to the week.

This week, it was trials...

FAITH. It is tested. It is hard to have it, at times. It is necessary!

FAITH is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see. ~ Hebrews 11.1

Christ suffered and died. The Church, the Body of Christ suffers. It is crucified too, in many ways. We should expect this. Our faith tells us we and our Church must suffer.

I remember our Pastor saying many a time, "What makes you think you should be comfortable, that you shouldn't suffer? Offer up your suffering. Our Lord will use it." (He would say this anytime a child's voice would annoy some at Mass. And then he would bellow, "Don't silence the children, that's what Planned Parenthood does! It silences the cries of babes.")

And this week, I am reminded of my pastor, of the reality that our faith, our Church suffers and Catholics see value in that...because Christ did. He is THE WAY, the Truth and The Life.

PLEASE, pray for priests.


Jamie Jo said...

Oh, what a wonderful priest you had.

I'm sorry your faith was tested.
Prayers for you and priests!

Sarah said...

Such a good reminder. Thanks for sharing with us.

scmom (Barbara) said...

Love that "FAITH"!

Keep the faith, dear friend. Prayers for you today.

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